Minor League Transactions: Jan. 30-Feb. 4

Official minor league transactions, conveyed to Baseball America by Major League Baseball, for the period Jan. 30-Feb. 4


Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed:
RHP Kyle Bogese (Frontier (Frontier)), RHP Edward Concepcion (did not play in 2015)
Traded: RHP Chase Anderson, 2B Aaron Hill and SS Isan Diaz to Brewers for RHP Tyler Wagner and SS Jean Segura


Baltimore Orioles
Signed:
LHP Hideki Okajima (Yokohama (Japan)), 3B Patrick Palmeiro (Sugar Land (Atlantic)), OF Jimmy Bosco (released by Cardinals, Dec. 11)
Traded: RHP Jean Cosme to Padres for RHP Odrisamer Despaigne
Removed from 40-man: OF L.J. Hoes (outrighted to Triple-A)

A 26-year-old third baseman who spent time in the White Sox system from 2012 through 2014, Patrick Palmeiro hit .260/.308/.457 with 13 homers in 128 games in the independent Atlantic League in 2015. He is the son of big league all-star Rafael Palmeiro, and father—who is now 51—and son teamed up for Sugar Land in a Sept. 18 game. Rafael went 2-for-4 as the DH that day.


Chicago Cubs
Signed:
RHP Tommy Nance (Windy City (Frontier))
Released: LHP Carlos A. Rodriguez, 3B Carlos Jimenez, OF Kevin Brown, OF Kevin Encarnacion


Cincinnati Reds
Signed:
LHP Jonathan Sanchez (did not play in 2015)


Colorado Rockies
Traded:
3B Kevin Padlo and OF Corey Dickerson to Rays for RHP German Marquez and LHP Jake McGee


Detroit Tigers
Signed:
SS Casey Frawley (Southern Maryland (Atlantic))


Houston Astros
Signed:
SS Danny Worth


Los Angeles Angels
Signed:
RHP Yunesky Maya (Doosan (Korea)), RHP Zach Nuding
Released: 3B Jose Herrera


Los Angeles Dodgers
Signed:
RHP Chin-Hui Tsao (re-signed), 2B Brandon Hicks


Miami Marlins
Signed:
3B Don Kelly (re-signed)


Milwaukee Brewers
Released:
C Beau Wallace
Traded: RHP Tyler Wagner and SS Jean Segura to Diamondbacks for RHP Chase Anderson, 2B Aaron Hill and SS Isan Diaz
Removed from 40-man: OF Shane Peterson (outrighted to Triple-A)


Minnesota Twins
Signed:
OF Carlos Quentin (released by Mariners, May 1)


New York Mets
Signed:
C Raywilly Gomez
Elected free agency: RHP Carlos Torres
Removed from 40-man: RHP Carlos Torres (outrighted to Triple-A)


New York Yankees
Signed:
OF Jared Mitchell


Philadelphia Phillies
Signed:
LHP Anthony Vasquez (re-signed), 2B Tyler Henson (re-signed)
Traded: LHP Jesse Biddle to Pirates for RHP Yoervis Medina


Pittsburgh Pirates
Traded:
RHP Yoervis Medina to Phillies for LHP Jesse Biddle


San Diego Padres
Signed:
RHP Trey McNutt (released by Cubs, July 31), RHP Seth Rosin
Traded: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to Orioles for RHP Jean Cosme

Twice ranked among the Cubs’ Top 10 Prospects, in 2011 and 2012, righthander Trey McNutt converted to the bullpen at Double-A Tennessee in 2013, then missed all of 2014 after having shoulder surgery. The 26-year-old returned in 2015 to log just eight innings in the Rookie-level Arizona League before Chicago released him. When healthy, McNutt topped out in the mid-90s with a plus slider.


San Francisco Giants
Signed:
3B Conor Gillaspie

Conor Gillaspie returns to the Giants, the organization that made him a supplemental first-round selection out of Wichita State in 2008. San Francisco traded him to the White Sox before the 2013 season, however, because he ran out of minor league options. Gillaspie spent the 2013 through 2015 seasons with the White Sox and Angels, hitting .257/.310/.394 (96 OPS+) in 1,211 plate appearances as the rare lefthanded-hitting third baseman.


Seattle Mariners
Signed:
C Steve Lerud


Tampa Bay Rays
Signed:
RHP Jeff Howell, RHP Adam Reifer (Yucatan (Mexican)), C Mayo Acosta (re-signed)
Traded: RHP German Marquez and LHP Jake McGee to Rockies for 3B Kevin Padlo and OF Corey Dickerson

The Rays hired former big league knuckleballer Charlie Haeger as a minor league pitching coordinator in January, right around the time they signed two minor league free agent knuckleballers: Eddie Gamboa, the former Orioles prospect, and Jeff Howell, a 33-year-old converted catcher who spent the past three seasons in the Nationals system.


Toronto Blue Jays
Signed:
RHP David Aardsma (released by Braves, Sept. 1), RHP Meliton Reyes, 2B Maicer Izturis


Washington Nationals
Signed:
LHP Robert Fish (did not play in 2015), C Nick Rickles (released by Athletics, Oct. 13), SS Brendan Ryan (released by Cubs, Dec. 23)

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